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RD PK (OVR) NAME POS SCHOOL
1 4 (4) A. Curry OLB W Forest
Starts from day 1 and makes good contributions this year. Is not a Pro Bowler this year and is not in many serious conversations for the DROY. But, he doesn't miss tackles or assignments, and makes those around him a bit better. Few sacks of few opportunities.
Down the road, he turns into a beast - and one of the most underrated players in the NFL. Becomes a Pro Bowl player in year 3 when his sack numbers increase, and he plays at that level for many years. His career declines slowly with his football IQ letting him last long after his body starts to give way.
2 17 (49) M. Unger C Oregon
He makes the roster and plays in about 10 games due to performance or injuries this year. He plays well most of the time, but it's obvious he's still learning assignments this year.
Next year, he competes for a starting job at G where he makes his career. Forget about a jack of all trades, he stays at G for his entire career. He never makes a Pro Bowl but is above average at guard for years 2-8.
3 27 (91) D. Butler WR Penn State
This year, he makes the roster but doesn't contribute much and lives on the innactives for about half the time. Less than 300 yards and 3 TDs for the year. He has a couple drops that haunt him...
He never becomes a stud, but next year he starts to come into his own. We try him in the slot, but it quickly becomes apparent that he's better outside. His route running improves and he gets 800+ yards for three of his first five years. He's tough to cover, but never becomes the deep threat or big play guy that we'd like. He's quick, and that helps him more than his speed.
6 5 (178) M. Teel QB Rutgers
Nothing comes of him. He's a PS guy this year and next year, but never makes our or anyone's roster. His arm develops in something that's servicable, but he never learns to read/react to coverage which is his downfall.
7 36 (245) C. Greene S Rutgers
The heater-just at S. A fan favorite very early on, he makes some huge hits and is everywhere this preseason. But, his technical skills are lacking. He makes the roster and makes big contributions in special teams. He plays in most games but doesn't see the field as a safety.
His career is short and much of the same. A fun player to watch, but he never masters S in the pros and will be replaced by year 4 for another ST player with more promise to start in the future.
7 38 (247) N. Reed DE Oregon
A PS guy this year and next. He shows flahses in PS but he never makes the active roster.
7 39 (248) C. Morrah TE California[/quote]
A good player, Morrah makes the roster this year and bounces between active and innactive. He doesn't contribute much this year in terms of numbers, but plays well, makes his blocks, and doesn't mess up. No more than 200 yards this year.
By the start of next year, he's a staple. He never develops into a star, but develops into a good blocker and keeps his soft hands. He tops out at 500 yards and 4 TDs one year, but he's always a get-the-job-done guy.
Remembering rookies will play like rookies, since 2012.